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Three Musicians Perform Before a King: Shri Raga, from a Ragamala

c. 1650
20.8 x 16.5 cm (8 3/16 x 6 1/2 in.)
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A king sits on a throne with a yogic band around his legs, listening to the music of two sages: a blue-skinned sage on a stringed instrument (vina), and a white-skinned one playing cymbals. A standing percussionist accompanies them on a drum. An attendant behind the king holds the royal canopy over his head.
Three Musicians Perform Before a King: Shri Raga, from a Ragamala

Three Musicians Perform Before a King: Shri Raga, from a Ragamala

c. 1650

Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Malwa

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